EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Watch Your Head As You Dive Into TÖRZS’s “Negyedik”

In the world of post-rock and post-metal, it’s a common joke that the musicians involved go to untold lengths to get the “right” tone. Long chains of pedals, endless tweaking of reverb and delay, and an overall (somewhat) self-deprecating perspective on the pursuit are common tropes of the genres. However, I think I’ve yet to see dedication to tone, space, and just sheer musical size like TÖRZS are bringing on their upcoming album, Tükör (“mirror”). They recorded the entire album (yes, the entire thing) completely live at a location called Aggteleki Cseppkőbarlang, nestled deep within a cave system situated inside…

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Eternal Storm billow and rage in “The Scarlet Lake”

Death metal. Known for its bruising, belligerent expositions on gore, violence, decay, chaos, and… death. It’s in the name. We who love it know exactly what we’re getting. But as the genre has developed, its expansion in content and technical approach has created a vast array of sounds that fly directly in the face of the nastiest of the genre’s standard conventions. Spain’s Eternal Storm are a band that exemplify many of the qualities that can be found in the extended world of death metal. Atmospheric, melodic, and fully displaying a deeply emotional core, the band’s debut full-length Come the…

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Cerebral Rot – Odious Descent into Decay

Look, you guys know by now what my deal is with death metal. I love that shit. Cannot get enough, ever. In many ways, it’s the perfect genre of metal: unusually tight stylistic constraints in terms of instrumentation, vocal style, production, and theme come together to form a musical, tonal, aesthetic language that prizes nuance, subtle variation, and a willingness to engage openly with the sound and aesthetics of the artists and albums of yore. Where some people hear unoriginal, uninspired, or lazy music, I, the wizened sage of Ough, hear bands that are proudly carving their own niche into…

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Post Rock Post // July 2019

So we’ve entered the doldrums of summer. Not a whole lot going on in the way of news in the post-rock world. Furthermore, half of our PRP team (Eden and Trent, among other Heavy Blog staff) are currently in Bristol, UK for the ungodly behemoth that is ArcTanGent (you can read our preview of what to expect if you’re also attending here). To say I’m a bit envious is an understatement. If there’s anything to help ease the pain of extreme FOMO I’m experiencing this week though, it’s the knowledge that Post. Festival is coming up rapidly. We’ll have a…

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